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    Dear teachers.
    I am confused between two words "advertisements" and "advertising".
    I don't know how to use them in sentences.
    For example in the sentence:" Newspapers and magazines are full of advertising."
    Why don't we use"advertisements" instead of "advertising"
    Please help me.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Confused.

    'Advertising' is a term that refers to the industry and the concept of boosting sales this way, but not to the individual items. In your sentence, we could use either, though I would be more likely to use 'advertisements' there.

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    Default Re: Confused.

    I agree with you. In my sentence "advertisements" is better than"advertising".
    Thanks a lot.

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